Saturday, 23 July 2011

Ann Peebles

Ann Peebles (born April 27, 1947) is a singer and songwriter, best known for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. Two of her better known songs are “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, popularised by cover versions by Paul Young and Eruption  respectively. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” was written by her husband, Don Bryant, former radio broadcaster, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, and Peebles.

Peebles was discovered as a talent by Gene “Bowlegs” Miller of Hi Records during a 1968 trip to sit in singing with him at a Memphis, Tennessee, nightclub. A popular local bandleader, Miller was known for also helping other musicians, such as members of the Hi Rhythm Section, get their start in the Memphis music industry. Peebles soon began penning and singing hits for the label, co-writing with label staff songwriter Don Bryant, whom she later married in 1974. Peebles released a number of commercially successful and critically well received albums produced by Willie Mitchell on Hi Records throughout the 1970s, until the rise of disco music in the late 1970s took her music  out of the limelight. Hi Records was sold in 1977, but Peebles reunited with Willie Mitchell in 1989 to produce her comeback album, Call Me.

In 2006 she released the album Brand New Classics, which consisted of re-recordings of some of her songs in an acoustic style.

This Is Ann Peebles - Ann Peebles  1969

01. Give Me Some Credit
02. Crazy About You Baby
03. Make Me Yours
04. My Man He’s A Lovin’ Man
05. Solid Foundation
06. Chain Of Fools
07. It’s Your Thing
08. Walk Away
09. Rescue Me
10. Won’t You Try Me
11. Steal Away
12. Respect
13. Part Time Love
14. I’ll Get Along
15. I Still Love You
16. Generation Gap Between Us
17. I Can’t Let You Go

Part Time Love - Ann Peebles  1971

 01. Part Time Love
02. Ill Get Along
03. I Still Love You
04. Make Me Yours
05. Its Your Thing
06. Generation Gap Between
07. Crazy About You
08. Give Me Some Credit
09. Steal Away
10. Solid Foundation 

Straight From The Heart - Ann Peebles  1972

01. Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
02. Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
03. What You Laid On Me
04. How Strong Is A Woman
05. Somebody’s On Your Case
06. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home Tonight
07. I’ve Been There Before
08. I Pity The Fool
09. 99 Pounds
10. I Take What I Want

I Can’t Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles  1974

01. I Can’t Stand The Rain
02. Do I Need You?
03. Until You Came Into My Life
04. (You Keep Me) Hangin’ On
05. Run, Run, Run
06. If We Can’t Trust Each Other
07. A Love Vibration
08. You Got To Feed The Fire
09. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
10. One Way Street 

Tellin’ it - Ann Peebles  1975

01. Come To Mama
02. I Don’t Lend My Man
03. I Needed Somebody
04. Stand By Woman
05. It Was Jealousy
06. Doctor Love Power
07. You Can’t Hold A Man
08. Beware
09. Put Yourself In My Place
10. Love Played A Game

If This Is Heaven - Ann Peebles  1977

01. If This Is Heaven
02. A Good Day For Lovin’
03. I’m So Thankful
04. Being Here With You
05. Boy i Gotta Have You
06. When I’m in Your Arms
07. You’re Gonna Make Me Cry
08. Games
09. Lovin’ You Without Love
10. It Must Be Love
11. Fill This World with Love (Bonus Track)

Handwriting Is On The Wall - Ann Peebles  1978

01. Old Man With Young Ideas
02. Bim Bam Thank Your Man
03. The Handwriting Is On The Wall
04. I Didn’t Take Your Man
05. You’ve Got The Papers
06. Lookin’ For a Lovin’
07. You Are More Than I Can Stand
08. Livin’ In Lovin’ Out
09. If I Can’t See You
10. Let Your Love Light Shine On Me


Call Me - Ann Peebles  1988

 01. Call Me
02. Buckle Up
03. Didn’t We Do It
04. Your Well’s Gone Dry
05. One Bad Turn
06. I Found Somebody New
07. If You’re Going To Leave
08. I Like a Man
09. I Won’t Let Your Heart Down


Full Time Love - Ann Peebles 1992

01. Bouncin’ Back
02. St. Louis Woman (With a Memphis Melody)
03. Read Me My Rights
04. Full Time Lover
05. Fear No Evil
06. Nobody But You
07. Ain’t No Business Like Your Business
08. I Miss You
09. Just You Just Me
10. He’s My Superman
11. I Can’t Stand The Rain


Fill This World With Love - Ann Peebles 1996

01. I’m Yours
02. Fill This World With Love
03. When I’m Over You
04. Stand Up
05. Friends
06. I Don’t Think That I Can Last Tonight
07. Medley Fired Up
08. Walk Away
09. Give Me Some Credit Where It’s Due
10. I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love
11. I Pity The Fool
12. Bip Bam Thank You Ma’am
13. Ninety-Nine Pounds
14. One Way Street
15. I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For One Moment I’ve Spent With You


Brand New Classics - Ann Peebles  2006

01. I’ll Get Along
02. (You Keep Me) Hanging On
03. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
04. I Want to Know What Love Is
05. Walk Away
06. Steal Away I Still Love You
07. Handwritting Is On The Wall
08. Love Vibration
09. I’m So Thankful
10. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
11. Chase These Blues Away
12. Miss You
13. Tears In Heaven
14. I Can’t Stand The Rain
15. Spread


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